SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL SEX WORKER To Be Presented In Protest of Bill S. 1693

 

C*nt Collective and Stigma Unbound are teaming up for their second collaboration located at the Museum of Sex on Monday, September 10th, from 6-10pm. The benefit, titled "Support Your Local Sex Worker," responds to the recent passing of Bill S.1693, also known as SESTA/FOSTA, and proceeds from the event will be donated to The Sex Workers Project.

The Sex Workers Project is a nonprofit organization that provides client-centered legal and social services to individuals who engage in sex work, regardless of whether they do so by choice, circumstance, or coercion.

S.1693, titled the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act of 2017, passed through bipartisan effort. The FOSTA (Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act)-SESTA (Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act) package legalizes the practice of sex censorship and, in theory, works to protect victims of human sex trafficking by holding websites that advertise and discuss sex work legally liable for all exchanges. In reality, the act estranges sex workers everywhere, and pushes them out of safety and onto the streets, greatly reducing their opportunity to vet clients, and sharply increasing the risk of sexual assault and murder.

C*nt Collective and Stigma Unbound are organizations both dedicated to the empowerment, safety, and celebration of the sex worker community. The organizations are coming together for their second venture after the success of their April 25th event, also at the Museum of Sex, called "Missed Connections: A Craigslist Cabaret." C*nt Collective is comprised of multidisciplinary artists and producers dedicated to promoting body autonomy and the voices of the marginalized. Stigma Unbound is an ongoing performance art series based in New York City dedicated to showcasing the art of sex workers and their allies.

The event will consist of music, raffles, and performances by artists who identify as part of the community. Performers include Maggie McMuffin, Holly Hoodz, Blaine Petrovia, and Maya Moreno, among others. The raffle includes over $500 in goods from various vendors and shops in the city. There will also be a cash bar hosted by the museum. Tickets are available on the event's Facebook page and Eventbrite. Tickets are priced as follows:

  • Standard/Presale (ends on September 9th) : $15.00 (+ $2.89 fee)
  • Deluxe (includes admission and 10 raffle tickets): $25.00 (+ $3.45 fee)
  • VIP (includes admission, 10 raffle tickets and reserved front-row seating: $40 (+ $4.28 fee)

The evening's Eventbrite page also accepts donations to The Sex Workers Project for those who are unable to attend. Walk-up tickets will be sold at the door for $20.

Raffle tickets will be sold the night of the event; one ticket for $2, or three for $5. Contraceptives and health care resources will be available for all attendees.

The Museum of Sex is located at:

  • 233 5th Avenue
  • New York, NY 10016

The venue is located on the ground floor of the museum and is wheelchair accessible.

 

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